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Darkfire 05-10-2013 11:49 PM

Headset audio jack for the rear
 
Has anyone installed a headset jack in their jeep from the main radio? I would like to be able to have my son listen to the radio and wear ear phones when riding in the back seat.

woansleftpeg 05-11-2013 05:36 AM

I haven't, but if I were going to I think I'd probably do it by installing a 3.5mm socket into the soundbar and splicing the cable into one of the speaker pairs.

RoufusTBarleysheath 05-11-2013 12:39 PM

The problem with that approach would be that the headphones would be controlled by the volume control of the HU. Resulting in it being too loud for the phones, or too quiet for the speakers.

Darkfire 05-11-2013 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by RoufusTBarleysheath (Post 3744627)
The problem with that approach would be that the headphones would be controlled by the volume control of the HU. Resulting in it being too loud for the phones, or too quiet for the speakers.

There is also the impeadence issues to.

RoufusTBarleysheath 05-11-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Darkfire (Post 3744959)
There is also the impeadence issues to.

How much of an issue would that be? I've replaced the stock speakers with units that aren't 2 ohm without issue.

That being said, what is your goal? Can your son not hear the radio from the back seat? Do you not listen to the radio while he wants to?

Darkfire 05-11-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by RoufusTBarleysheath (Post 3745055)

How much of an issue would that be? I've replaced the stock speakers with units that aren't 2 ohm without issue.

That being said, what is your goal? Can your son not hear the radio from the back seat? Do you not listen to the radio while he wants to?

Actually it's the overdriving of the headphones. With the doors and top off you can't here anything on the freeway. I would like to have him wear headphones in the back and listen to music at a reasonable level. For that fact so would I.

I have done this basic thing before in that past, line output converter to phone jack.
I was wondering if anyone here had already done it and if so what did they use?


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